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Be our guest in the lovely Engadin Valley. Here at the Silvaplana Lake we're all about snowkiting and sharing the fun. Whether you're a complete kite novice or an experienced kitesurfer - you'll be stoked once you've experienced the feeling of gliding through soft powder with a kite.
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Spot: Snow

Gear rental

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Every year around mid January the Silvaplana Lake freezes over and turns into a snowkite paradise - a vast space free of obstacles with magnificent mountain views. It's considered one of the worlds greatest snowkite spots. Being 1815 m above sea-level it's known for reliable snow conditions with heaps of sparkling powder. Lots of fun is guaranteed as the lake is kitable at every wind direction, kite sizes usually varying between 8 to 12 m². Feel free to choose between riding skis or a snowboard, depending on your skill level and liking.

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment

Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-rider

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Ambience: Relaxed

Experience Type: Collective

Food: Breakfast

The Destination

The Engadin Valley is known as a winter sports paradise. Located at 1815 m it's surrounded by mountains and forms a plateau where you can also engage in cross-country skiing on more than 100 km of slopes. Its alpin skiing is renown for some of the most beautiful slopes in the world, including St Moritz and Silvaplana Corvatsch. Therefor it's also a host to many sports events and offers some special attractions like night skiing on a regular basis. Silvaplana is always worth a visit if you're into nature, sports and meeting nice people.

The Experience

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the snow in a totally different way? Maybe even toyed with learning how to kitesurf in summer? We'll don't hesitate any longer and let your sense of adventure kick in. The Silvaplana Lake within the Engadin Valley offers perfect conditions to get a headstart to this amazing sport.

Free of trees, rocks or any other obstacles the lake is the perfect spot to ensure a safe learning environment whilst offering supreme riding conditions and spectacular views.

Snowkiting is for everyone who loves the snow, kids and grown-ups alike. Therefor we cater to students of almost all ages. It doesn't matter if you're a total kite novice or maybe have already gained some experience on the water, we're eager to introduce you to this amazing sport and help you make fast progress till you can't suppress that stoked grin any longer.

Silvaplana and the Engadin Valley are also about variety with plenty activities to choose from. Whether you're after snowkiting, amazing alpin or cross-country slopes, freestyling in the terrain park, snowshoeing tours or maybe some ice skating - it never gets boring around here. And if you've had enough of sports for the day St. Moritz has a vibrant events and nightlife scene just waiting for you to explore.

Plus if you just can't get enough feel free to join us for a Zumba class in the evening or for some functional training at our gym.

Beginner Snowkite Course

The beginner snowkiting course is a two-day group course with an instructor-student ratio of one to four or less.

You will have six lesson hours within two days during which we cover theoretical knowledge & safety training as well as kite handling and of course actual snowkiting.

Risk and liability insurance are also included as are the kite and harness.

You'll begin your course using the kite in the snow and practicing its handling without wearing skis or a snowboard. Once you've gained enough confidence we'll progress to wearing skis or a snowboard and start riding!

Everybody who enrolls in the course will be given a free "Sports Paradise" T-shirt or a Mystic gift!

Fitness Fun

Join us for that extra fitness boost. In the evenings we offer fun Zumba classes or uniquely tailored functional training lessons at our gym.

More Snow

We're happy to arrange an array of activities for you. May it be guided snowshoeing, cross-country or alpin skiing trips - our local staff knows the area like no other and will make sure to put together an unforgettable experience for you.

"Snowshoeing at night"-Tour

Being out in the snowy wilderness by night is a very special experience which we highly recommend! Join us for a unique snowshoeing tour and immerse yourself in the mountain scenery and wildlife of the Engadin Valley.


B&b River Inn is situated in St. Moritz, 400 m from Signalbahn and 2,3 km from the centre. The bed and breakfast has a terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. All rooms are located on the first floor and are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. You will find luggage storage space at the property. The cross-country slopes pass by the property and the public indoor pool is 700 m away. The lake is 1.3 km from the property and a bus stop is 500 m from b&b River Inn.

New B&B in Saint Moritz

The B&B ist in a strategic position, close to St. Moritz, all the most famous slopes, the new Swimming Pool and the night life, and to Silvaplana for snowkiting.

free Wifi and parking.

This property is also rated for the best value in St. Moritz! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.



Included services
Food: Breakfast
6h Beginner Snowkite Course


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